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Argentine Parliamentarians Assure U.S. Jews on Checking Anti-semites

April 29, 1964
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Arabs in Argentina were charged here by Argentine Congressmen with spreading anti-Jewish propaganda in that country. The charge was voiced by Oscar Rial, member of the Argentine Parliament, speaking on behalf of eight members of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies at a reception given them by the American Jewish Committee. The eight Argentine Parliamentarians are visiting the United States under the auspices of the United States Department of State.

Speaking for the delegation, Mr. Rial told the American Jewish Committee gathering that the Government in Argentina would not tolerate any anti-Jewish acts, He pointed out that the government recently dissolved the two anti-Semitic groups, Tacuara and National Restoration group.

“Anti-Semitism is alien to the Argentine people; ninety-nine and a half per cent of the people of Argentina were against anti-Semitism, ” he said. He regretted the anti-Semitic incidents which took place recently in Argentina but added that reports abroad about these incidents were exaggerated.

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